Bottomless Hotbed Or Cold Frame (including Cover), Apparatus Or Method Patents (Class 47/19.1)
  • Patent number: 8936788
    Abstract: A method and container for developing seedlings includes germinating the seeds and air pruning the seedlings to a depth of about 3 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wayne Lovelace and Judy Lovelace
    Inventors: Wayne Lovelace, Hugh Steavenson, Bob Suddarth
  • Patent number: 8656637
    Abstract: A cold frame is formed with lateral wall elements containing transparent hollow chamber panels, and supports which are provided with lateral flanges. The lateral wall elements include lateral edge areas provided with through-passages and formed by the hollow chamber panels thereof, and rest against the flanges of the supports. The lateral wall elements are connected to the supports by clamping devices. The clamping devices include clamping elements which rest against the inner sides of the hollow cavity panels forming the edge areas of the lateral wall elements and are clamped between the hollow cavity panels and the tops of positioning bars belonging to the clamping devices. The bars protrude from the through-passages of the hollow chamber panels and they are rigidly connected to the flanges of the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Heinrich W├╝ster
  • Patent number: 8460677
    Abstract: A method and container for developing seedlings includes germinating the seeds and air pruning the seedlings to a depth of about 3 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne Lovelace, Hugh Steavenson, Bob Suddarth
  • Patent number: 8236322
    Abstract: A method of developing seedlings includes germinating the seeds and air pruning the seedlings to a depth of about 3 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne Lovelace, Hugh Steavenson, Bob Suddarth
  • Patent number: 7966766
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a kit for assembly of a raised garden bed. The raised garden bed includes panel members, corner connector members, and linear connector members constructed of a polymeric material and adapted to be snapped together into a substantially rigid raised garden bed without the need for special tools or excessive strength. A tongue and groove arrangement is also provided to allow for panel member stacking for increased garden bed height. The components of the kit are constructed and arranged to be packed into a relatively small profile for shipping and transport and are generally light enough to be loaded and unloaded without the need for equipment such as a forklift or pallet jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Michael R. Vogler, Michael Thuma
  • Patent number: 7533491
    Abstract: A garden bed assembly and extensions therefor is disclosed. The garden bed assembly includes at least one raised garden starter module containing suitable planting soil or other growing media for plants and may be extended using one or more extender modules, such as straight extender modules and/or corner extender modules. The assembly as disclosed herein includes one or more modules defining the planter. The front section of the starter module and the straight extender module may include a rotatable upper portion to provide convenient access to the plants. Each module section may have a substantially imperforate lower portion and a perforate upper portion prohibiting unwanted creatures such as gophers, rabbits and other animals from gaining access to the growing plants in the garden bed assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Modular Merchants, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa R. Singer, Steven A. Singer
  • Patent number: 7533488
    Abstract: There is disclosed a garden bed assembly, a kit and a method of making it. The garden bed assembly includes at least one raised garden bed planter box for containing suitable planting soil or other growing media. The assembly as disclosed herein includes a fence for at least partially surrounding the box, and includes a series of fence sections. Each section has an open rigid frame and an open mesh material such as poultry wire or hardware cloth, extending thereacross to permit sunlight as well as pollinating bees to enter the assembly while prohibiting unwanted creatures such as a gophers, rabbits and other animals from gaining access to the growing plants in the garden bed box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Modular Merchants, Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa R. Singer
  • Patent number: 7490435
    Abstract: There is disclosed a garden bed assembly and a method of making it. The garden bed assembly includes at least one planter containing suitable planting soil or other growing media. The assembly includes a fence/planter structure and an upright solid imperforate inner planter structure for defining the planter. The fence/planter structure includes a series of fence sections and a gate for surrounding the planter. Each fence/planter section has a solid imperforate lower portion to help define the planter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Modular Merchants, Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa R. Singer
  • Patent number: 7424787
    Abstract: There is disclosed a garden bed assembly, a kit and a method of making it. The garden bed assembly includes at least one raised garden bed planter box for containing suitable planting soil or other growing media. The assembly as disclosed herein includes a fence for at least partially surrounding the box, and includes a series of fence sections. Each section has an open rigid frame and an open mesh material such as poultry wire or hardware cloth, extending thereacross to permit sunlight as well as pollinating bees to enter the assembly while prohibiting unwanted creatures such as a gophers, rabbits and other animals from gaining access to the growing plants in the garden bed box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Modular Merchants, Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa R. Singer
  • Patent number: 6892743
    Abstract: A portable, modular greenhouse system that can be used to protect plants from harsh conditions. A green house according to the invention comprises a frame and a cover. The frame preferably comprises at least one panel constructed from a mesh of rigid wire, with a spacing between adjacent wires which is large enough to permit a gardener's hand to pass therethrough. The panels are preferably flexible and resilient, so that they return to their original shape after being bent. The cover preferably has sleeves formed in opposite edges thereof. Slats may be inserted into the sleeves, so that when the cover is on the frame the slats are located near the bottom of the frame, thereby weighing down the cover to keep it in place. The ends of the slats may be inserted through the mesh of the panels to further secure the cover to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: Sheila Mary Armstrong, Ronald B. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 6594957
    Abstract: A greenhouse includes a frame structure (1), an outer transparent covering layer (2), and a transparent inner layer (7). A transparent insulating sheet-like material is located between the inner and outer layers in close proximity to the inner layer (8). The insulating sheet-like material has a cellular structure (4, 5) with the axis of its cells generally oriented normal to the plane thereof material so as to transmit incident light therethrough. The insulation material helps to retain heat within the structure while avoiding detrimental effects, such as loss of light transmissivity. The creation of an air gap on one side between the transparent insulation and one of the glazings allows for control of moisture and snow buildup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Advanced Glazings Ltd.
    Inventor: Douglas I. Milburn
  • Patent number: 6434882
    Abstract: A raised-bed garden kit having a frame, dual-function brackets, arched supports, and changeable covers. The dual-function brackets secure the cover to the frame and allow the cover to hinge at either side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Pharmtec Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Becker
  • Patent number: RE44055
    Abstract: A garden bed assembly and extensions therefor is disclosed. The garden bed assembly includes at least one raised garden starter module containing suitable planting soil or other growing media for plants and may be extended using one or more extender modules, such as straight extender modules and/or corner extender modules. The assembly as disclosed herein includes one or more modules defining the planter. The front section of the starter module and the straight extender module may include a rotatable upper portion to provide convenient access to the plants. Each module section may have a substantially imperforate lower portion and a perforate upper portion prohibiting unwanted creatures such as gophers, rabbits and other animals from gaining access to the growing plants in the garden bed assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Modular Merchants, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa R. Singer, Steven A. Singer